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The Maid Cafe Craze in Akihabara!
Favorite thing: again this is the main reason why we went on a soujourn to japan as my friend is an anime fan, well me i just love kawaii japanese girls hehehe. Compared with service at normal cafés, the service at cosplay cafés involves the creation of a rather different atmosphere. The staff treat the customers as masters and mistresses in a private home rather than merely as café customers. At Maid Cafes, the female employees dress up as french maids (occasionally, the maids may wear rabbit or cat ears for extra cute appeal) and refer to the customers as either Master (goshujinsama?) or Mistress (ojôsama?). Upon entering one of such stores, the customer is greeted with the customary "Welcome home, Master" , Okaerinasaimase, goshujinsama?), offered a wipe towel and shown a food/drink menu. Popular dishes include cakes (sometimes baked by the maids themselves), ice-cream, omurice , spaghetti, as well as drinks such as coca-cola, tea, milk or alcoholic beverages such as beer or, in some cases, even champagne. Other options include taking polaroids (either of the maid alone, together with another maid or with the customer and which are then decorated using coloured markers or stickers), playing card or video games or even slightly more unusual ones, such as being slapped by one or more of the girls. There exists a plethora of establishments catering to specific tastes and offering different services to customers. See my pictures below
Fondest memory: again this maid cafe was such an exhilarating experience that i will treasure for a long long time, who knows I might even go back here in tokyo next year! Banzai!
my favorite is @Home Cafe!
address is: 5th floor Don Kihoute Akihabara Building, 4-3-3 Soto Kanda, Akihabara, Tokyo
Tel no: 03/3254-7878
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Fondest memory: I think... in some area such as Akihabara, smoking on the streets is not allowed. So, they have these Smoking Rooms along the road, with vendor machines selling drinks and cigarettes and seats for those who need to smoke or want a rest.
Favorite thing: Wow! Lotsa things to see in Ikahibara, amazing they have so many high-tech electronics stuff. I bought one mini-HiFi here, and I only realized the boxset is very very big and heavy to carry after I paid. I always carry heavy stuff back home while travelling!!!
AkiabaraA suburb of...
A suburb of Tokyo...The electronic town!
Fascinating! This town is Alibaba’s treasure for a software freak person! There are chains of departmental stores all over the city, one of them called ‘Laox’. One entire building has nothing but software, laptops, palmtops…amazing!!! You just name it and you get it!!! There is a huge library on first floor and the rest 4 floors are silicon floors! There are certain software and multimedia kits that you can actually try your hand at!!! The town can be renamed as Microsoft town. If you rotate around yourself and stop at any point you will find a signboard of Microsoft…. It is crazy!
Tokyo Disneyland...For the kids of all ages
…Finally the day arrived to see the kids of all ages varying from 5~60 years and above in the Fantasyland.
Waiting for 1 hour in the queue is definitely worth the 2 minutes ride of roller coaster that many a time sends a shiver down your spine! The scary haunting house was scary with all those figures pouncing on us from nowhere…it was hi-tech, laser beams were used to create all those spooky figures!
Mickey and Donald are there greeting you, catching snaps, there is a tree house of Chip and Dale full of walnuts and walnut pies (boohoo! The pies were artificial!). There was a carnival called Viva! Magic!!Special celebration for the 15th year of Tokyo Disneyland!
Entire fairy tale book had come to life! It was just going back to kindergarten days, remembering all those stories told by my mother and teachers … The sun was on the run that day…
Evening round of carnival “Disney’s Fantallusion” was over and everyone was moving towards the last destination before leaving Disneyland… And suddenly the sky lit up with several colors…. There was just no ending …one moment there were butterflies dancing, next moment bright colored flowers and then multicolored shapes were just oooozing out from one another…
The Cinderella castle looked absolutely enchanting and mystique on the background of the graphic fireworks … creating waves of sensation and appreciation amongst the crowd.
AKIHABARAIf you came to Tokyo...
Favorite thing: AKIHABARA
If you came to Tokyo to buy electronics, here you can find all kinds of stuff, generally at discount prices. To get there either take the Chuo sobu local, Yamanote or Hibiya lines. Follow the signs for Electric town (and the crowds...).
It's not advisable to buy english software here, as it uses to be much expensive than at home. The cheap software is in japanese, but if you know the language, go a head!
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